Jason Martin (British, b.1970) is an artist who was born in Jersey, UK. Martin received his education at the Chelsea School of Art in London and at Goldsmiths College in London, where he earned a BA. His paintings are usually produced on large surfaces such as stainless steel, plexiglass, or aluminum. Martin creates images by covering these surfaces in a single color of oil paint and then pulling a large comb-like instrument across the wet paint. This process creates streaks, lines, and swirls that move in different directions.

His Patrol piece includes slight movement of neon-blue lines and streaks, reminiscent of the lines shown on a polygraph test or a heart monitor. In contrast to Patrol, Samba and Cha Cha are created with bold hues of gold and yellow. These two pieces include much more movement and wave action than Patrol, and they feature wide undulations and large swoops and swirls. Another one of Martin's pieces, Boudoir, is created in shades of burgundy. The movement in this piece includes ripples that are characteristic of a curtain or free-flowing ribbon. Some of his recent works include Vices (2012) and Virtues (2012). Martin has also done some sculpting work with porcelain plates. His work favors that of other artists such as Robert Ryman (American, b.1930), Bridget Riley (English, b.1931), David Budd (American, 1927–1991), James Hyde (American, b.1958), and Jackson Pollock (American, 1912–1956).

Martin's artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows in a number of galleries and museums across the world, including The Fine Art Society in London, Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, Italy, Galerie Mario Sequeira in Braga, Portugal, L.A. Louver in Los Angeles, CA, Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France, and the PAP Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. He was also featured in Art Society's ARTfutures 2007, held at Bloomberg SPACE, London. Martin's artwork continues to be featured in galleries, museums, and auctions internationally. The artist currently lives and works in London.

Timeline

1970
Born in Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
Lives and works in London, UK

Exhibitions

2012
Infinitive, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
2009
Luxe, calme et volupté, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
2009
Espace Jean Legendre, Compiègne, France
2009
Infinitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
2008
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
2008
Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 17 June – 31 August
2008
The Moenchehaus Museum, Germany (solo)
2007
CAC Malága, Spain (solo)
2007
Gütersloh Kunstverein, Gütersloh, Germany (solo)
2007
Art Futures, Bloomberg Space, London, UK
2007
Painting in the Noutgties, Letterkenny Arts Centre, Letterkenny, Ireland
2007
Monochromed 2, The Fine Art Society, London, UK
2006
Nude, Galeie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (solo)
2006
Arcadia, Galerie Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal (solo)
2006
The Art of White, The Lowry, Salford Quays, London, UK
2006
Monochromed, The Fine Art Society, London, UK
2005
14th Rome Quadriennale, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
2005
Visioni 20 artists a Sant´Agostini, Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, Italy
2005
Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
2005
CAC Málaga, Spain
2005
Skyshout-Painting after painting, Santiago de Conmpostela, Spain
2004
Lisson Gallery, London. Jason Martin, L.A Louver, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
2004
L´Ultima Cena (The Last Supper), Castel Dell´Ovo, Naples, Italy
2004
Monochrome, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.
2004
Painting as Process, Earl Lu Gallery, La Salle College of Arts, Singapore
2003
New Paintings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)
2003
Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium (solo)
2003
The Galleries Show, The Royal Academy, London, UK
2002
Colour White, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, UK
2002
Pink 001, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)
2001
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2001
A Shot in the Head, Lisson
2001
MoMa, Mexico City, Mexico
2001
British Abstract Painting 2001, Flowers East, London, UK
2000
Galleria Claudia Gian Ferrari, Milan, Italy (solo)
2000
L.A Louver, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
2000
Blue, New Gallery of Walsall, Walsall, England.
2000
La painture des Martin, Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
2000
The Gulf prize European Biennial of the Visual Arts, La Spezia, Italy
2000
Century of Innocence-the story of the White Monochrome, Rooseum-Centre for the Contemporary Art in Malmoe, Sweden
1999
Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1999
Pictures for Pleasure (Twelve Artists Rooms), Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
1999
Angesicht, Stäädttische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany
1999
Post-Hypnotic, University Galleries, New York (touring to the MAC, Dallas; The Atlanta College Art Gallery, The Chicago Cultural Centre and the Tweed Museum, University of Minnesota, Naples Museum of Art and Massachusettes College of Art)
1999
Postmark: An Abstract Effect, Site Santa Fe, USA
1999
Abstract, Max Gandoff Library, Salzburg, Austria
1999
A Line in Painting, Gallery Fine, London, UK
1999
Together: Artists in Support for the homeless, The Passage House, London, UK
1999
John Moores 21, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Painting Languages, LA Louver, California, USA
1998
Stadtische Galerie Nordhorn, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1998
Short Stories, One In the Other Gallery, I Tenterground, London, UK
1998
Natwest Art Prize 1998, Lothbury Gallery, London, UK
1998
Tension, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
1998
The Erotic Sublime, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
1998
Small Works, Green on Red Gallery, Ireland
1997
Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1997
Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya (solo)
1997
In Time, Galerie Le Sous-Sol, Paris, France. Finish, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK
1997
Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy, London, UK (touring the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin and Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York)
1996
About Vision, New British Painting in the 1990´s, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK; touring the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
1996
Jerwood Painting Prize, Lethaby Galleries, Central St. Martin´s College of Art & Design, London, UK
1996
Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1995
From Here, Waddington Galleries and Karsten Schubert Gallery, London, UK
1995
Real Art, A new Modernism, British Reflexive Painters in the 1990´s, Southampton City Art Gallery (touring to Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Leeds City Art Gallery, UK)
1995
Postscript, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
1995
Five Contemporary British Painters, Galenj S65, Belgium
1995
Four Paintings, PAP Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1994
The Curators Egg, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
1994
Recent Painting, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
1994
Surface Tensions, Curwen Gallery, London, UK
1993
Wonderful Life, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
1992
Contemporary Artists, Feigen Incorporated, Chicago, USA